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Treat the Whole Person

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  • Join NAIOMT's program dedicated to achieving the highest standards of clinical practice for manual physical therapists.
  • Take individual courses in any order, or complete your CMPT certification mentored by NAIOMT’s experienced instructors.
  • Experience your career in a whole new, satisfying way as you gain the skills it takes to treat more complex patient problems.

With NAIOMT, You’ll Learn How to:

  • Treat the whole person.
  • Consistently arrive at an accurate functional diagnosis.
  • Provide a safe, effective, quadrant-integrated, hands-on treatment approach with confidence.

 

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"Safe and efficient manual therapy assessments and interventions based on sound clinical reasoning, current evidence, and anatomy and physiology are taught in a comfortable setting with time for hands-on learning and feedback."

Mette Coleman, PT, CMPT, DSc student

 

Get a Glimpse

Watch faculty instructor Laura von Wullerstorff’s demonstration of mid Cervical Spine PIVMS In order to identify a segmental dysfunction with a patient complaining of neck or upper shoulder girdle pain. This technique is taught in the course C-616 Cervical Spine II.

 

The Next Course

The next course at Advanced Kinetics Physical Therapy in Falls Church, VA is the C-705A Advanced Lower Quadrant Integration Part A on November 7-8, 2020.

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For all upcoming scheduled in-person courses NAIOMT will be following the CDC, federal, state and local COVID-19 guidelines in regards to social distancing and hygiene. All instructors and participants are required to wear masks throughout the course weekend in consideration of the safety of all course participants.

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Video Demonstrations
Course Insights

Watch our teaching faculty demonstrate key techniques from NAIOMT's core courses.

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  • C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I / Watch NAIOMT’s Liz Henry demonstrate H and I combined motion testing of the lumbar spine. This test is useful for picking up hyper and hypomobilities that may not be apparent in planar ROM testing. This test is taught at the C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I course.

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  • C-516 Cervical Spine I / Is Spinal Accessory Nerve a Source of Chronic Upper Trapezius Pain/Tightness? Diagnostics and treatment of this common dysfunction. These techniques are taught in the NAIOMT courses C-516 Cervical Spine I.

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  • C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II / Mobilization for Bilateral Stenosis: Mobilization for bilateral stenosis or hyperlordotic lumbar spine unable to flex. Watch Valerie Coolman demonstrate a technique that is taught in the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course.

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  • C-613 Thoracic Spine / How to do a manubrial test for the thoracic spine. Review and refine your manubrial test for the thoracic spine with NAIOMT faculty member Terry Pratt.

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  • C-616 Cervical Spine II / Is spinal accessory nerve a source of chronic upper trapezius pain / tightness? Watch Liz Henry demonstrate diagnostics and treatment of this common dysfunction. These techniques are taught in the C-616 Cervical Spine II course.

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  • C-621 Lower Extremity / Talocrual Distraction Manipulation: Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Angela Gordon perform a manual therapy technique from the course C-621 Lower Extremity. This is a talocrural manipulation to improve dorsiflexion and a nice manipulation to use on patients with history of ankle sprain.

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  • C-626 Upper Extremity / Shoulder Abduction Assessment: Watch Terry Pratt demonstrate a shoulder abduction assessment and the clinical reasoning associated with it. This technique is taught in the C-626 Upper Extremity course.

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World-Class Mentors
Meet Your Instructors

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Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, ATC, OCS

Angela Gordon is the co-owner of Advanced Kinetics Physical Therapy and Sports Performance in Falls Church, VA. Angela has more than 17 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. She earned her Masters of Physical Therapy from Andrews University in 2002, and her Doctorate of Science from Andrews University 2012. Angela is a certified athletic trainer and earned her orthopedic manual therapist certification through NAIOMT in 2012 and graduated from NAIOMT’s Clinical Fellowship Program in 2018. Angela served as the lead physical therapist for the Washington Nationals for 7 seasons.

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Liz Henry, PT, DSc
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist

Liz Henry is the president of LifeForce Physical Therapy in Wilmington, NC where she specializes in temporomandibular/craniofacial dysfunction, golf injury rehabilitation/performance, and dance injury/rehabilitation. She is senior consulting therapist at the Carolina Ballet and prior to that was part of the PT team at the New York City Ballet for 25 years. In addition to being a member of the APTA, AAOMPT, she is also a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.

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Laura Iverson-von Wullerstorff, PT, MS
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists

Laura earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington Seattle in 1998. She then earned her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2000 from Eastern Washington University. She is currently completing her DSc from Andrews University. She was recognized as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2005 and certified as a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (COMT) by NAIOMT in December 2005. She was accepted as CFI for NAIOMT in 2006 and received her FAAOMPT in December of 2007. She served as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Washington Seattle DPT department from 2007-2009. She was also Adjunct Faculty for St. Francis University as a co-instructor in Italy in 2008.

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Get manual therapy technique videos, practical clinical insights from NAIOMT faculty and news on upcoming courses in your area. 

Mobilization for bilateral stenosis. Watch Valerie Coolman demonstrate a technique that is taught in the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course.

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Complex Patient Problems Call for a Master Clinician Level of Care

The Highest Standards of Clinical Practice

The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Inc. (NAIOMT) is a private physical therapist-owned organization dedicated to achieving the highest standards of clinical practice for manual physical therapists.

NAIOMT specializes in a flexible teaching program, which seeks to promote the utilization of safe, effective and efficient manual physical therapy management of musculoskeletal dysfunction. It further seeks an environment that is conducive to the application of a reasoned approach to manual physical therapy through critical inquiry and the creation of new knowledge and skills based on scientific study and dissemination of that knowledge.

NAIOMT strongly supports the union of the clinician, academician and researcher to further facilitate the development of quality patient care, physical therapy education and the development of master clinicians.

 

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NAIOMT Teaching Faculty Valerie Coolman demonstrating a manual therapy technique during a Cervical Spine I course.